National Caregivers Day is celebrated every year on the third Friday in February. This year it falls on February 17. National Caregivers Day is a time set aside to recognize the important contributions of the people who dedicate themselves to taking care of others in need.
How Caregivers Can Help Seniors
Caregivers can help seniors with many types of tasks. They can provide assistance with basic needs, such as toileting, bathing, and dressing. Caregivers can help with chores around the house, such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry. They can help with errands, such as grocery shopping. Caregivers can provide transportation to medical appointments and visits with family and friends. They can also provide companionship so seniors do not become lonely and feel isolated.
Does Your Loved One Need a Caregiver?
As people get older, they often find that everyday tasks become more and more challenging. This can be because of a physical condition such as arthritis or a mental decline caused by Alzheimer’s or dementia. Many seniors have other medical conditions that require special care, such as diabetes.
Older adults often want to stay in the homes where they are comfortable, but living independently can become a challenge. Seniors may be reluctant to admit that they need help. Older adults and their families often do not want to consider moving to a nursing home.
This is where a caregiver can help. A caregiver can visit seniors in their homes anywhere from a few hours a week to several hours a day to provide help with a wide range of activities. A caregiver can provide a level of care specifically tailored to an individual’s needs.
Dependable Care Helps Seniors in Connecticut
If your loved one is having trouble with certain activities of daily living but wants to remain at home and be independent, Dependable Care can help. We have a team of trained and compassionate caregivers who help seniors all over Connecticut, including towns like North Haven and Woodbridge, with a variety of needs. We can match your family member with a caregiver who can provide assistance with personal care or household chores, or who can just provide friendly companionship. We will match your loved one with the right caregiver who can provide the level of support he or she needs. Contact Dependable Care today to get started on finding the right caregiver.